Violins of Hope

We are thrilled to partner with the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC Chicago) and present Violins of Hope, an initiative that showcases Jewish stories of resilience, resistance and unity through a collection of Holocaust-era violins. The collection will be on display at the Ottawa Street Branch from August 7-September 7, 2023. Here is a... Continue Reading →

Library Road Trip

Join us for the Library Road Trip beginning Saturday, March 25! Joliet is joining 16 other libraries this year on the journey. To join in, pick up a library passport at any participating library. Visit each library to collect a souvenir for visiting and a stamp on your passport. Collect as many stamps as you... Continue Reading →

Introducing EXHIBITS!

COMING SOON! The Joliet Public Library is proud to be able to soon host traveling exhibits at our Ottawa Street Branch. Thanks to support from sponsorships and grants, we are able to offer viewing of educational exhibits at no charge to our community.  In 2023, we will host our first ever exhibit, featuring Violins of... Continue Reading →

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who attended our Grand Reopening events! We had so much fun planning and showcasing our building to all ages! We hope you will come back and visit soon! Maker:0x4c,Date:2017-12-8,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y,E-ver:20181102.5108589.002.000

Save the Date! Grand Reopening 2022

For the last several years, the Library Board and staff have been planning for the remodel project of the Ottawa Street Branch, and the time to unveil it is finally (almost!) here. Please save the date for September 24, 2022, when we will host our Grand Reopening Community Event at the Ottawa Street Branch to... Continue Reading →

Phase 3: Week 13

Our building renovation is really coming together as we continue through Week 13 of Phase 3 of construction. This week, we are awaiting the arrival of shelving and furniture. Once that furniture is here and assembled, our Adult Services materials will be moved to their first level home and reintegrated. The Burnham Room upstairs will... Continue Reading →

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